Your Daily Horoscope: 26 August 2016

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

Sometimes it is better to smash through obstacles rather than find a way around them and that is likely to be the best approach today. Mars, your ruler, endows you not only with the energy but with ambition too. Sometimes it’s okay to be ruthless.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Be truthful today, even if it means upsetting people you love. The planets warn that if you try to keep unpleasant news from partners and relatives they will find out about it anyway, and blame you the most for not being honest about it.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

You will need to be a lot more flexible in your working regime over the next few weeks. You will also need to make allowances for the fact that you are not getting any younger. Be kind to yourself, both physically and emotionally.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

Are you the kind of Cancer who learns from their mistakes, or are you the kind who makes the wrong moves again and again? Either way you must expect a few cuts and bruises over the next 24 hours. How bad they are is up to you.

LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

Your energy levels are high at the moment and the influence of Mars also gives you limitless self-confidence. But make sure you don’t go too far and say or do things that could turn others against you. Always focus your energy in positive directions.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

It’s not like you to be aggressive but there will be times today when you struggle to control your temper. No doubt some people deserve to feel the rough edge of your tongue but don’t overdo it. The penalty must always reflect the crime.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

If you put your mind to it over the next 24 hours you will come up with an ingenious solution to a difficult problem. Remember, just because something was a mystery yesterday does not mean it needs to remain a mystery today and tomorrow.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

You can be rather outspoken at times, especially when dealing with people who don’t see things the way you do. However, the planets warn not everyone is happy to just sit there and take it, so expect some people to give as good as they get.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

If you make an effort to get along with people today you will accomplish a lot. If, however, you get impatient or angry you may turn others against you. Why make enemies when you could just as easily make friends who will always support you?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

The best way to impress employers and other important people is to make it appear as if you are in control of the situation. You may be as clueless about what’s going on as everyone else but if you fake it they will be none the wiser.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

There is a lot of tension in your life at the moment and you must find ways to get rid of it without starting a war. Physical activity of all kinds is good but team sports are better. Pain shared is pain halved.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

Someone in a position of authority will give you a hard time today but you won’t let it get to you. On the contrary, you will let certain people know that you’ve had your fill of being bossed about. Take the fight to them for a change.